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Updated 04 December 2020 - Please note that access to Educare courses will expire on 14 March 2021

EduCare is the UK's leading provider of online safeguarding and duty of care training. Their courses cover child protection, health and safety, fire safety, first aid, safeguarding vulnerable adults, and more. Details for each course and a GDPR statement are at the bottom of this page. Each course is independently verified for CPD and personalised downloadable certificates mean you have evidence for your learning.

ASTO is promoting these courses to assist our member organisations in attaining the highest standards. We are offering a range of courses; any or all of them can be taken for one price of £10. Courses bought now expire on 14th March 2021. If you wish to complete courses after this date you will need to re-register and pay again. Please refer to the PDF files at the end of this web page for details of the individual courses.

Once you have paid via Paypal please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the email address and name you wish to be registered with. Once we have confirmed your eligibility we will register your details with Educare. You will then receive an email from Educare with your login details. It may take up to 12 hours for your courses to show on the system. Registration will only be done during ASTO working hours (Mon - Fri, 0900 to 1700).

IMPORTANT - the email address AND THE NAME used to pay with PayPal page is the one we will use to register, unless you let us know you wish to use a different email or name for your EduCare courses. If someone else is paying for your course you MUST contact us to let us know the name to register, otherwise the name of the person paying will be the name on any certificates. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any queries.

If you are not a member of ASTO but involved in Sail Training please contact us to see if there is any course availability.

ASTO Online Courses
Member Organisation Name



"Educare for Sport Programme" - overview of the package of courses available, details of individual courses below. Courses most relevant to Sail Training volunteers are marked with *


Child Protection in Sport & Leisure*

Child Protection – Refresher*

• Safeguarding Adults

• Safeguarding Young People* - preferred to 'Child Protection' course by some ASTO members

• Preventing Bullying in Sport*

Equality & Diversity in Sport*

• Mental Wellbeing in Sport & Physical Activity*


HEALTH AND SAFETY  - these courses are a good introduction but may not comply with MCA or RYA requirements. Please contact ASTO for details.

An Introduction to Safety in Clubs 
Concussion Awareness
First Aid Essentials
Food Hygiene & Safety*
Health and Safety
Personal Safety

Other Courses

• Introduction to understanding Child Sexual Exploitation

• Online Safety

• Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery



Practical Guide to the GDPR

• Safer Recruitment


To enable access to your online courses we need to share some of your personal data with Educare, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course(s). More details are in ASTO's GDPR policy and in the Educare GDPR Statement.